As we do not have unlimited resources behind our services, we request that
users try to cache results where they can for the more high traffic and
popular installations/uses. 8-)
Most services share the standard web practice of returning JSON via adding CGI parameter:
We provide the following services in JSON output:
You can use this form to setup a query to our search engine. You may pick what kinds of information you would like returned, how the results should be sorted, and how many results to return. Example query.
An Individual Item's extended Metadata:
Our "/details/" pages that we show for every item on our site use their
metadata on the back-end to make the HTML displayed in your browser.
You can make any item's details page output JSON by switching
"/details/" to "/metadata/". Example item's metadata in JSON
Top Level Page:
You can access much of the displayed information on the main archive.org page by changing its output mode to use JSON.
You can show your own bookmarks or those of another user.
Putting it all together -- an example
You can string multiple JSON requests to archive.org services to make
a very complete version or "view" of our site anywhere on the web!